Regional Technical Committee

2/8/2011
10:00 am
Note: Coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m. and a light lunch will be served following the meeting.

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance

AGENDA

1. Call to Order - Chairman's Comments

2. Deputy Executive Director's Report

3. Report on Regional Citizens Committee Actions

4. Highlights of the Meeting of January 11, 2011

ACTION ITEMS

5. The following projects require formal TIP Amendments or Modifications this month for the FY2011 TIP for PA and the FY2010 TIP for NJ.

  1. NJ10-52: Mercer County Signal Project, CR 533 (DB# D0702), Mercer County - Graduate SD Project/Proposed New TIP Project

  2. PA11-17: London Track Bridge Over White Clay Creek Bridge Replacement (MPMS# 80060), Chester County - Add Final Design Phase

  3. PA11-18: Rickert Road Bridge Over Morris Run Creek Bridge Replacement (CB #21) (MPMS# 13296), Bucks County - Federalize

  4. PA11-19: Debt Service (MPMS# 60275), SEPTA - Increase Project Scope

  5. PA11-20: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Bus Purchase (MPMS# 92304), SEPTA - Proposed New Project

6. Project Selection for Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative (PCTI), Round II

The Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative (PCTI), a Smart Transportation initiative, is intended to fund planning and construction projects that demonstrate creative and efficient ways of addressing various transportation challenges through strong local partnerships and with careful consideration of community goals. For the second round of PCTI funding, PennDOT is providing $24.7 million Statewide, which will fund 41 Smart Transportation-related projects selected from over 238 applications requesting more than $175 million in funding. The RTC is being asked to recommend Board approval for 10 projects in the DVRPC Pennsylvania subregion to receive funding from the second round of PCTI.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

7. New Jersey Interstate Partial Interchange Need Study

New Jersey DOT has developed an elegant screening methodology for judging its system's needs in response to an FHWA "planning emphasis area." The work was conducted with NJIT and Rutgers University, with MPO participation. Staff will provide an overview of the methodology, the proposed use of the tool in developing the State's capital program, and DVRPC's parallel application for the NJ counties in the region.

8. DVRPC Travel Improvement Model (TIM) – Report on TIM 1.0 and plans for development of TIM 2.0 and beyond

The DVRPC Travel Improvement Model (TIM), used for various types of forecasts and analyses, is nearing the end of a 3 year cycle of upgrades to remain consistent with the state of the practice, new policy demands, and evolving Federal guidance on travel models. Staff will discuss the selection of short and long term improvements to the model and the data that the model uses.

INFORMATION ITEMS

9. Transportation Management Association Assistance Grant Program and Mobility Alternative Program 2012 Work Scopes

Each year, PennDOT invites Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) to apply for funding under the TMA Assistance Grant Program. In addition, DVRPC makes available grants for work under the Mobility Alternatives Program. Scopes for both programs have been submitted and the comment period will open with this presentation. Amended final scopes will be presented for RTC approval at the March meeting. Both programs are funded under CMAQ and require a 20% match.

10. One Minute Reports

PCC/RTC Members and guests will be invited to provide updates on the activities of their agencies.

11. Old Business and New Business

12. Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the PCC/RTC is Tuesday, March 8, 2011.